When I was in elementary school, I couldn’t find history books on Slavery. Regrettably, I was left to imagine what Slave life entailed on plantations in the Big House and in the fields of burning hot sun - the places where Black captives, stolen from the shores of Africa, endured their lives and their fate for generations.
It’s hard for people to believe that it was GOD’s WILL for enslavement such as ours to fall on a “race” of people who became proverbs and bywords in the “Four Corners of the
I had this dream, July 19, 2016 at around 4 AM. I got up and wrote it all out. I didn't want to forget a single part of it. It was truly surreal. I typically title my dreams so I am calling this one........
His body was so stiff and completely covered with blood. His brown shirt and khaki pants were a mess. I had never seen anything like it. They just left his body there, didn't even bothered to contact his family so that he could have a proper
NB Commentary: Dr. Boyce Watkins & Zaza Ali discuss some things around black folks having their own business and what it means, more so than the title of the video suggests. My commentary addresses that part of the video. See my comments below.
Dr Boyce & Zaza Ali: Was Obama weak on police shootings of black men?
Before I comment I tend to read a lot of the comments to see what folks are talking about and to learn something new as well.
Watching the interaction between Dr. Boyce and ZaZa, I wond
NB Commentary:Sometimes you just have to step in there and say your piece in the face of total ignorance coming from folks who set themselves up as being one who is in the know. I watched this video up until the 1:02:30 mark when he and his guest took a serious turn for the worse in reporting on this Dallas thing and in particular, reporting on what they perceive is "up" with the inclusion of Micah X Jackson in this scenario. SOURCE
You can watch the video from this point to see what I am ranti
NB Commentary: I knew it wasn't over, I get this dizzy feeling when Shit is about to hit the fan. So from Orlando to this. If they give us enough false flags, with real casualties, we won't be able to keep up or debunk them fast enough. Bomb Robots?
Dang, couldn't they just get me a robot that likes to house clean.
Seriously?? A Bomb Robot??
Okay, here's a question. Who saw this coming?
Makes you wonder if they stage these events to test out their new weapons. I am beginning to think so.
NB Commentary:Okay, so they must really be counting on folks to have the shortest of shortest memories about the relationship that ISIS has with the Turkey government which has been accused over and over again of supporting and arming ISIS. Now ISIS is going to bite the hand that feeds it?? I think not. Just back up a few months ago. Remember the Russian satellite images of the ISIS convoy that was being allowed to travel into Turkey. The convoy was carrying gallons upon gallons of crude oil,
NB Commentary: The mystique around this man and his history goes far back for those of us who experienced his rise and unfortunate fall in the boxing world. As a former member of the Nation Of Islam, I remember this man as a hero, a warrior, an artist and a poet. Personally, boxing to me is a brutal sport, one that boggles my mind that anyone would want to step into a ring and beat on another human being. As a sport, it says a lot about who we are as huma
NB Commentary: What gets to me most is the number of comments made on YouTube asking "what did they ever invent?" I literally want to jump thru the computer screen and scream really loud in those folks ears. It's so obvious that they are "white" folks and even more obvious that most of them, sadly, are unaware of anything that Black folks have done besides sports and entertainment. I am quite sure that the culture of racisms & white supremacy have done a great job in keeping these facts out of
In April 1960, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, then led by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., established the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. Ella Baker, at the suggestion of Dr. King, was the primary organizer (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), 2013). This student movement was one of a few Black Power organizations that changed its philosophy from being a civil rights organization, embracing the strategy of non-violence, to a Black Power organization th
Here we are again voting in a presidential election and looking to the descendants of our SLAVERS, nonetheless, to improve the lifestyle of descendants of Slaves with their ubiquitous promises of greater opportunities to equality and an end to racism. How the heck can these candidates program the racist minds and hearts of our enemies to end race hatred when they are just as gui
NB COMMENTARY: I really wanted to NOT be in this Beyoncé Madness, but the irony of it all is to see folks being offended by her antics to the point of calling it racist when in fact, if they took the time to read the lyrics, they would see the song is all about Beyoncé getting hers. With a smattering of some retorts against "whatever." The fact that she even uses this "so-called" Black Panther imagery, which in and of itself is a smack in the face of the movement, a downgrade at best in its pr
NB Commentary:I enter this discussion kicking and screaming and swearing to myself that I am not, and I mean, am not gonna fall prey to the hype. But today, I had to come forth with another blog post. I was compelled by the comments under many of the pictures posted of her and her girl gang at the Super Bowl and how some folks were actually seeing it as a Powerful Movement, a statement about Black Power, a high five to Malcolm X, and the insane indicators of it being a
On Wednesday, Jan. 20th actress turned right wing political commentator Stacey Dash appeared on Fox News where she made some very uninformed, disparaging comments about Black History Month now called African American History Month, BET (Black Entertainment Tele
In reality if there is no serious response from our people after all that marching in the streets and demanding justice, etc. Then we will not be a force to be reckoned with. The police will continue to assassinate our people with impunity and nobody should say nuffin no more.
How can we make any kind of impact or change if we are too weak, brainwashed and conditioned to stop participating in their holidays? I always say that this time of year is the most blatant celebration of w
The “Let’s Paint” women’s fashion collection created for spring and summer of 2016 offers a splash of colorful contrast against black silhouettes. Fashion Designer, Delia Alleyne introduced the line during the September 2015 market week in New York City. The looks include rompers, jackets, funky trousers and that classic little black dress. The “Let’s Paint” collection is splashy, bold and is styled with a retro artist’s cap that makes the collection reminiscent
This blog is part of a series of articles to recognize unsung heroes who were active in the Black Power Movement. The Chad School was an independent Black educational institution in Newark, New Jersey that was established and supported by the Black Youth Organization. Following is a summary of the founding organization and an interview with former administrator, Babatu Y. Olubayo.
Summaryof the Black Youth Organization (BYO)
The Black Youth Organization was established by college students in 19
NB Commentary:It boggles the mind that people fall apart when the gavel comes down on their heads, when they had no compunction when bringing the gavel down on another's. This happens over and over again. The serial killer doesn't want to die... the serial rapist fears being raped.. What is it and where is the disconnect? How do you explain this in any logical terms? One guilty verdict is enough.....to send this man whirling into the path of destruction..... there were too many to count in this
I recently saw a documentary of the Black Panther Party that aired at the E Street Cinema in Washington, DC. It was the most compelling and accurate portrayal of the organization that I have seen. Many have sought to demonize the young Black activists and their efforts have gone largely unrecognized. The documentary is a collection of news clips and interviews with authentic voices. It puts to rest the contention that the Black Panther Party was a terrorist organization and/or a hate group. I